My Voice, My Choice, Inc.

My Voice, My Choice, Inc.

My Voice, My Choice, Inc. is an innovative program that utilizes theatre-based curricula coupled with classroom workshops to develop conflict resolution, productive decision making, social and emotional skills in students.

Our program targets 6-12 grades.

We embolden students with the tools to

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CHOICES CURRICULUM

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Program description

Choices Curriculum is a series of in-class workshops offered by My Voice, My Choice, Inc.  Our experienced teaching artist enters the classroom once a week and facilitates a 45 minute lesson plan that is active, educational, and fun.  By implementing current events and relatable situations into our daily lesson plans, we encourage students to draw from their own personal experiences and

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Program Detail

Program type: Residency
Artistic Discipline: Theater
Cultural Origin: American
Subject: Literacy, Theatre Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

September 01, 2016 – June 01, 2017

Available times:

During School Hours

Length of program: 45-60 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Classroom suitable for learning.

Location(s):

School Campus

Fees / Ticketing:

The pricing description below reflects the facilitator entering the classroom(s) one day a week for 10 weeks. The client has the option to choose the length of the program, the day of the visit, and the number of classes receiving services. 

10 week (45 minutes – 1 hour per class) residency with 1 class per week is $660.00

10 week (45 minutes – 1 hour per class) residency with 2 classes per week is $960.00

10 week (45 minutes – 1 hour per class) residency with 3 classes per week is $1,110.00

10 week (45 minutes – 1 hour per class) residency with 4 classes per week is $1,260.00

 

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

SL1 – Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own ideas clearly and persuasively.  Students will participate in a range of group activities and discussions where they will have to share their thoughts and opinions with the entire class. 

RED.SE.1.2 – Identify ways of controlling behaviors associated with emotional states, feelings, and moods.  Students will participate in various activities where they identify and discuss negative behaviors, the causes of negative behaviors and the consequences.  Students will also discuss productive solutions to counter negative behaviors. 

W10 – Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audience.  Students will participate in a range of activities where they will write about their point of view and personal experiences.  Students will also write and develop a short play based on material discussed during classroom lessons. 

 

NC Essential Standards:

6-12/Comm.2 – Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings.  Students will participate in role play activities where they will explore behavior choices, conflict resolution, poor decision making and consequences. 

6-12/Aesthetics 1 – Understand how to design technical theatre components, such as costumes, sets, props, makeup, lighting, and sound.  By using the information and material discussed during weekly lessons, students will create, develop, and produce a Student Campaign (production) and present their work to their peers. 

6-12/Culture 2 – Understand the traditions, role, and conventions of theatre as an art form.  Students will research their role and responsibilities and identify how their talents and contribution will aid to the success of their production.  Students will create a production, use art to foster change in their learning community and discuss their process with peers. 

 

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Cancellation Policy

My Voice, My Choice Inc. understands that unanticipated events occur and we certainly take emergencies into consideration.  In our desire to function as an effective and fair organization, we have adopted the following policies:

>24 hour advance notice is required when canceling an appointment.  Any cancelation date will require a make-up date, to be determined and agreed upon in the immediate future.  If we are unable to reschedule a new make-up visit due to a conflict in schedule involving another client (we will provide documents indicating bookings) My Voice, My Choice Inc. will still be compensated for the original date. 

>If the client is unable to give a 24 hour notice and the facilitator shows up to the site uninformed, the school will forfeit that visit and My Voice, My Choice, Inc. will be fully compensated for that visit. 

>In the event of inclement weather, My Voice, My Choice Inc. will make arrangements with the school to reschedule a make-up visit(s), if applicable.

>My Voice, My Choice Inc. will exercise transparency if we are unable to make an appointment due to emergencies or illness.  We will notify the client of our cancelation 24 hours prior to the visit date.  In the event we are unable to make a visit, we will attempt to reschedule a make-up date.  If we are unable to reschedule. the client will not be billed for that day. 

We appreciate your business and we look forward to serving you.